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Poster: petah Date: Feb 5, 2006 4:51am
Forum: movies Subject: another person having trouble..?!

I would like to burn several of the shorter films here on to one DVD.

I seem to be unable to do so. I have downloaded ALOT of music, MKW SHN FLAC etc. via FTP of HTTP and transfered ALOT of music to disks.

But I can't seem to get video files on a DVD.

QUESTIONS:
1. Which files of the many available are actually the video files I need for a "movie".

2. Where is there a guide to completeing this task?
*None* of the forums here or else where have been helpful.

3. I think that my problem is a problem of conversion. Maybe?

Seriously! What am I missing!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Feb 5, 2006 7:14am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: another person having trouble..?!

DVDs contain MPEG2 data, that's the format you will want to download.

As for burning them to DVD, your DVD writer should have come with software, you'll want to consult the documentation for that particular software. Most decent software will be able to handle MPEG2 files with no conversion necessary.

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Poster: human Date: Feb 9, 2006 2:10am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: another person having trouble..?!

I've never attempted to burn a DVD on a Windows machine, but I've had had good luck burning MPEG-2 files to DVD with Roxio Toast on my Mac. The work like any other disc in my DVD players. If you're on a Windows machine, try Roxio Easy DVD Creator or Nero. Besides the software, the other big variable I've come across is the burner itself. The built-in Panasonic burner on my iMac G5 at work does a lousy job with DVDs, barely playable on one of my DVD players and not at all on the other. I had a Lite-On burner in an external FireWire enclosure hooked up to my Mac at home that burned discs that played fine on one DVD player and not at all on the other (same one that wouldn't play the ones form work). I now have an external FireWire LaCie burner that makes DVDs that play beautifully on both machines. I can even burn copies of the discs from the other two burners and they work fine on both players, go figure...